Quote for Today: F. Sionil José

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor CC Licensed Image by   sicklittlemonkey on deviant art

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor
CC Licensed Image © sicklittlemonkey

There is nothing in the world which an artist cannot recreate into something poetic, ennobling. And why do we read these things? They are not facts, they do not improve our business skills, our techniques in manufacturing goods, the management of a home. That is what most of you will be doing anyway. We read these because they teach us about people, we can see ourselves in them, in their problems. And by seeing ourselves in them, we clarify ourselves, we explain ourselves to ourselves, so we can live with ourselves…

F. Sionil José

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